This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Education to a Child in Tanzania
Donations will go directly to the 73 Scholarship Students currently supported by The Kingiti Fund, at levels ranging from primary school to medical school. Through utilizing the local economy and maintaining minimal overhead we are able to provide students with the means necessary to gain an education for a relatively small amount of money. Provide a student with everything they need for the coming school year for only $50 per Primary School Student and $250 per Secondary School Student.
The Kingiti Fund is a nonprofit organization (501c3 & NGO) devoted to bringing improved access to education and healthcare to rural Tanzania. Since 2008, we have implemented projects in water sanitation, midwifery, emergency medicine training and services, and provided an education for over 150 students from primary school to graduate school. For more information about the organization please visit https://kingiti.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/kingitifund/
About Our Primary & Secondary School Education Projects:
The main objective of our education project in the Kingiti Primary School is to provide all children from families unable to support them with the means to gain an education. Though there is no tuition for primary school enrollment, the costs of the necessary clothing and supplies often prevent orphans and the children of the poorest families from gaining what is the equivalent of an elementary and middle school education. Primary school is where the children of Kingiti are taught Tanzania’s national language, Swahili (Kigogo is spoken in the home), and it is also where they learn all of the other essential subjects necessary for a child hoping for a future with options beyond the village. It costs approximately $50 per year to support a child in primary school. This includes a uniform, shoes, supplies, school lunches, and extra-curricular activity fees. We are currently funding 30 students at the Kingiti Primary School and 10 students at the Kigwe School for the Deaf.
Gaining a secondary school education is a Tanzanian student’s first big step to achieving their goals beyond the village, and much like a high school diploma or GED in the US, few doors open without it. It is the level of education that all children in villages like Kingiti aspire to achieve, though most do not have the opportunity to pursue. This is due to a gross lack of secondary schools in rural villages throughout the country. The nearest secondary school to Kingiti is in a small town called Kibakwe, and, with the unavailability of transportation, it is beyond the reach of most of the village’s finest students. This distance requires the family to be able to afford lodging in one of Kibakwe’s student hostels, in addition to tuition and supplies, in order to enroll their child in the Kibakwe Secondary School. Sending a child to the Kibakwe Secondary School costs approximately $250 per year, which is about half of the average annual income for the farming households of Kingiti. We are currently funding 37 Secondary School Students. Additionally, we are sponsoring two students in college and medical school in Iringa and Dodoma.